When you live beside the Pacific Ocean you need a perfect wine companion to pair with your favorite seafood dishes. Luckily we also live in a province that takes wine making seriously and here’s a prime example. I fell in love with Le Vieux Pin seven years ago when I had my first glass of their rose. Since then I’ve enjoyed their Syrah and red blend and more recently this white blend named Petit Blanc. There’s nothing little about this white. As the label tells you it’s mostly Sauvignon Blanc along with a healthy infusion of pinot gris and other varietals too. The result is a complex and delicious blend that’s loaded with stone fruit…peaches, plums and apricots accompanied by enough citrus to match the bounty of the sea. This is a beautifully balanced wine that has a gorgeous, long finish. Equally impressive is the price. Don’t miss out on this B.C. beauty.
Price: $18.49 (plus tax)
Available: B.C. Liquor Stores